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Orkney & Shetland Guided Small Group Tour

Head North to discover the drama of Orkney & Shetland

Best Time To Go

21-May-2023 - Open for booking
11-June-2023 - Open for booking
06-Aug-2023 - Open for booking
27-Aug-2023 - Open for booking
17-Sep-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

extend your trip and visit Scotland's West Coast?

Prices From

£2495

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Edinburgh

Finishes In

Glasgow
Guided
Guided

Head North to discover the drama of Orkney & Shetland

Orkney & Shetland Guided Small Group Tour

Best Time To Go

21-May-2023 - Open for booking
11-June-2023 - Open for booking
06-Aug-2023 - Open for booking
27-Aug-2023 - Open for booking
17-Sep-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

extend your trip and visit Scotland's West Coast?

Prices From

£2495

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Edinburgh

Finishes In

Glasgow

Tour Scotland’s other worlds on a week-long journey of northern discovery, revealing millennia of history, fascinating culture & dramatic stories.

Escorted throughout by a knowledgeable tour leader, you’ll also spend time in the company of local experts, an inimitable way to get up close and personal with the Orkney & Shetland lifestyle. From Neolithic man through the Bronze Age to the Vikings, you’ll hear tales of mystery, battles and intrigue that have shaped these civilisations.

This week-long fully-escorted Orkney & Shetland tour is a new addition to the McKinlay Kidd programme, building on our extensive knowledge of the destinations. Make the most of your time on the islands on this carefully-curated itinerary accessible by flight from central Scotland.

With a maximum of 15 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable tour leader on this exclusive McKinlay Kidd Orkney & Shetland small group tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

Do not hesitate to let us know if we can assist with tailor-made arrangements for you pre or post this scheduled tour.

Read about the measures we took to keep our 2021 small group guided tours safe here.

Holiday Details

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Day One – Arrival in Edinburgh

Day Two – Fly North to Prehistoric Scotland

Day Three – The Atlantic’s Last Stop

Day Four – Neolithic Mysteries 

Day Five – The Northern Edge of Scotland 

Day Six – Adventure Through the Heart of Shetland

Day Seven – Return to the Scottish Mainland

This Orkney & Shetland tour has been carefully designed to cover the highlights whilst also surprising with hidden gems and local knowledge.

Location

Fly from Edinburgh to Orkney then on to Shetland. Return flight to Glasgow.


Pricing

The price of £2,495 per person sharing a twin or double room or £2,970 single occupancy includes:

  • Six nights in hand-picked three and four star hotels on a B&B basis.
  • Welcome dinner in Edinburgh. Dinner on both nights in Shetland.
  • Scheduled flights from Edinburgh to Orkney, from Orkney to Shetland and from Shetland to Glasgow, plus transfers as described.
  • Half day tour of South Ronaldsay and southern Orkney, including entry to Tomb of the Otters and the Italian Chapel.
  • Guided walking tour of Stromness.
  • Full day tour of Orkney’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, led by an expert local guide, with entrance fees included.
  • Half day tour of southern Shetland, including Jarlshof.
  • Full day tour of northern Shetland led by an expert guide.
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.

Not included:

  • Meals other than those described above
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and tips

Please note the baggage allowance for the flights in this tour:

  • One checked bag of up to 20kg per person
  • One item of cabin baggage not exceeding 40cm x 35cm x 18cm, with a maximum weight of 6kg.

Any bags exceeding 20kg or any additional bags that have not been prepaid, will be charged at the airport.

All accommodation is carefully-selected and researched by us, predominantly featuring small, family-owned hotels – contact us for more detailed information. We will do our best to accommodate room preferences subject to availability at individual properties.

This tour will operate with a minimum of four and maximum of 15 passengers on each departure date.

Simply complete the form below to reserve your place(s). We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours to provide time for you to pay the deposit of 25% per person.


Speak to us 0141 260 9260

UK office hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10am – 3:30pm
  • Sun: closed

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All our holiday prices include a service charge of £9 per person per night towards the costs we incur in researching, planning and designing your holiday.

We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.

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Departure Dates & Current Availability
Departure DateStarts FromNights£ per person (2 sharing)£ per person (single)
Sunday 21 May 2023Edinburgh6£ 2495£ 2995 - Fully booked
Sunday 11 Jun 2023Edinburgh6£ 2495£ 2995 - Fully booked
Sunday 6 Aug 2023Edinburgh6£ 2495£ 2995
Sunday 27 Aug 2023Edinburgh6£ 2495£ 2995
Sunday 17 Sep 2023Edinburgh6£ 2495£ 2995

To reserve your place(s) on this tour, please call us or complete the form below, making sure to select your departure date from the dropdown menu and advise of any special requirements. We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours and contact you with details of how to confirm your booking by payment of the per person deposit.

Please note: All form fields are required unless otherwise stated optional.

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